Country Home - Restored for sale in Basilicata - Casa Mariposa

Property Class
Country Home - Restored

Distances From

Foggia Airport "Gino Lisa"
97 km - 60 miles
Taranto-Grottaglie Airport "Marcello Arlotta"
123 km - 76 miles
Bari-Palese Airport "Karol Wojtyla"
92 km - 57 miles
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
53 km - 33 miles
Historic Centre of Naples
145 km - 90 miles
Castel del Monte
55 km - 34 miles
The Trulli of Alberobello
107 km - 66 miles

*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate


Casa La Mariposa is a beautiful completely restored property located on the hills of Pisticci in Basilicata, southern Italy. The panorama is wonderful across the beautiful olive groves. It is located on one of the last hills before reaching the long sandy beaches of the Ionian Sea, about 10 minutes drive away. It consists of ca 75 m2 on one floor. In addition there is an attic, possible to decorate of ca 40 m2. Up there, there is enough space for constructing a bedroom, a bathroom as well as a dressing room. Two windows exist today that let in nicely with light. On the ground floor once find two bedrooms, kitchen / living room and a bathroom. The garden consists of 4000 m2 with 32 olive trees and a lot of other fruit trees. The property has been completely renovated, finished in October 2013. Here follows more detailed information about the renovation process: Outside: Indoor and outdoor walls completely restored and painted white Around the house there is a court side walk which will be renovated in concrete Around the side walk the ground will be covered with small white stones. Below the stones there will be put a textile preventing grass etc. to grow. Water pluming/sewage will be renovated On the backyard there will be a concrete platform with a wooden patio on top On the backyard there will be a new door leading out to the patio All doors and windows will be painted in salvia green The small wall and the entrance (two side colon) facing the front side will be restored Inside: Indoor ceiling will be in restored in white A wall will be taken down in order to make the kitchen/living room and entrance into one big area The kitchen will be constructed with terracotta blocks (walls) and with stone and white tiles on top. Only the predisposition is included. The bathroom will be restored and made completely new with WC, wash basin and shower The floor will be restored with industrial concrete. The fire place in the kitchen/living room will be restored in concrete stones and painted white On the side of the fire place there will be small book shelfes in stone All doors and windows will be painted in salvia green The walls and the ceiling of the attic will be renovated and painted white All water-, and electricity installation will be completely new The area is very green and many of the surrounding properties are used all year-round. In this way there is always someone in the area, which is important for someone who lives there only every now and then. Pisticci is a picturesque coastal village beloning to the province of Matera. It has 17.828 inhabitants and is situated 364 metres over the sealevel. This is a village with a long history and is situated in the middle of the Valle del Basento and Cavone, spreading over three Calanchive (gully/ravines) hills not many kilometres from the Jonic Coast. Pisticci’s has a long history starting when the Enotri arrived here during the Iron Age (IX century BC). It was a centre in contact with the Greek culture of Metaponto, enabling many cultural influences. Thanks to this, in the V century BC, it resulted in pottery production in Attic style which had its maximum exponent in the so called “Pittore di Pisticci” (Pisticci Artist); probably an artist who had emigrated from Greece. The castle found below Pisticci originates from the High Medieval period when it was s Byzantine centre. At that time Basilican monks arrived, who had escaped from iconoclastic persecution operating in the east. The village has been shaped by the nature and over the centuries the terrain where the village lay gave way to landslides. The one during 1688 was terrible and caused partial demolition of the ancient district of Terravecchia. Pisticci is characteristic for its white houses and you can find everything you need in the village, e.g. several restaurants, bars, pharmacies, banks, schools etc. People are known to be very friendly and hospitable. A common and popular activity in the evening is to stroll along the Corso Margherita and you will find a large part of the inhabitants here about to drink an espresso or maybe to eat an ice cream at the popular bars.

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